Run the Quick Bix
Prairie Farms is proud to sponsor the Quick Bix, a two-mile fun run or walk up the famous Brady Street hill. It starts at the same time as the seven mile Bix 7. You decide on race morning which route you want to take. The Quick Bix is a fun and festive way to do the Bix. The course is lined with live bands and other entertainment.
You’ll have a great time and get to participate with over 15,000 others as we “Run with the Best.” Sign up now! Everyone will be timed using the Chrono Track® Timing System, sponsored by Prairie Farms. Your name and time will appear in Sunday’s Quad-City Times newspaper.
Jr Bix 7
Don’t let your children miss Arconic’s 23rd Anniversary of the Jr Bix 7!
This children’s event is for kids 12 and under. There will be various distances for kids depending on their age.
Last year’s Jr. Bix 7 was more successful than ever. There will be a limit of 3,500 children this year. You must sign up early to ensure a spot in this year’s race.
Everyone can now join in the fun and excitement of the Quad-City Times Bix 7. Make plans for the whole family to sign up and “Run with the Best.”
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Final entries accepted through the mail must be postmarked by July 17, 2020. We will accept entries at the Thursday and Friday packet pick-up sessions at the RiverCenter.
Ages 8-12: 7/10 mile
Ages 6-7: ½ mile
Ages 5 and under: 70 yards
Parents, feel free to run/walk with your little ones up to age 5.
Brady Street Sprints
It’s an uphill sprint! Are you up for the Brady Street Sprints?
Brady Street Sprints is sponsored by Genesis Orthopedic Hospital. The race is exactly a quarter-mile climb, steeply ascending Brady Street hill. Nine races highlight the evening. Two men’s and women’s open races (29 and under and 39 and under for each), two Masters’ Races (40+ men’s and women’s), High School Relays (boys’ & girls’) and the Bix 7 Sponsors Race (Bix sponsors only).
The finals will be televised on KWQC with cash prizes for top finishers. Time trials take place during the first three Bix at 6 training runs – 7 p.m. at 5th and Pershing Streets. The top 3 finishers each night will make it into the final round, which will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Participant or spectator – these are events you’ll want to be part of!
Bix at 6
The Iowa American Water Bix at 6 training runs start at 6 p.m. on Thursdays, June 18, 25 and July 2 and July 9, 2020. If you have registered for the Bix, join the hundreds that train every Thursday on a safe and secure course. It’s a Bix Tradition!
Special note: Runners who register at one of the training runs or volunteer will receive a special “Bix at 6” t-shirt FREE. The start line is at the intersection of 4th and LeClaire Streets. Parking is in the Quad-City Times parking lot.
Celebration time begins after the race and Walmart knows how to throw a party! After you cross the finish line, make your way to the Quad-City Times parking lot. Walmart, along with our other great sponsors, will be waiting with food, fun and beverages!
Train to Run With the Best!
Novice or veteran runner, achieve the goals you set for yourself with a training program from Genesis Sports Medicine.
Safe Running Tips
The Road Runner’s Club of America recommends some basic do’s and do not’s out on the run (assuming that you will also follow the overarching CDC guidelines):
- Don’t go out for a run or walk if you are feeling ill or have flu-like symptoms.
- Do practice social distancing – ensure appropriate spacing between runners; the current recommendation is at least six to eight feet of separation.
- Do respect community regulations if parks, tracks, and multi-use trails have been closed due to over-use during stay-at-home orders.
- Do run single-file, not two abreast unless there is ample public space to do so. Don’t force others off of a sidewalk or trail by hogging the space.
- Do alter your route or time of day you run if you find it too crowded to ensure appropriate social distancing.
- Don’t spit or “nose rocket” your nose in public – bring along tissues or a small towel or a good old-fashioned hanky if you need to get rid of some snot during your run/walk.
- Carry your own fluids and avoid contact with public water fountains.
- Do wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after using a port-a-john. As NPRA reminds people, prepare for limited access to public restrooms or water fountains.
- Don’t share towels, food, gels, or any other item if you run or walk with family or one close friend.
- Do tactfully remind others you see out on your run to practice social distancing if you see groups of 3 or more.
- Do use sidewalks where available in your community. Most communities have ordinances requiring the use of sidewalks by pedestrians when available. Do not create unsafe driving situations for emergency vehicles by running down the middle of a road. The last thing the medical community needs right now is to treat avoidable accidents and injuries.
- Don’t post group selfies on social media after a run….you shouldn’t be running in a group right now.